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Zimbabwe’s digital migration journey was a long and frustrating one. We still aren’t at the promised land, however, we have made great strides. After decades with just one TV channel and a handful radio stations, the gates were cracked open and a few new players snuck in. The Broadcasting Authority... Read more
Published on: 2024-06-05
Source: Techzim
Chaos begets chaos. You need only observe the way Zimbos drive, especially Hararians. You would be forgiven for thinking the red light means ‘stop’. No, to most Zimbos it’s just there to add ambience to road intersections. One of the major reasons they drive this way is that they know... Read more
Published on: 2024-06-03
Source: Techzim
Entrepreneurship is what will get Zimbabwe out of the economic quagmire it is in. So, it is lovely to see the Value Creation Challenge back targeting startups in: The Value Creation Challenge (VCC) is an incubation program designed to nurture entrepreneurship and drive innovation in Zimbabwe. Brought to you by... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-31
Source: Techzim
As economic conditions have deteriorated, home robberies in Zimbabwe have become a growing concern for most. Ensuring the safety and security of your home has never been more important, especially if you bank with the National Mattress Bank. I’ve heard one too many horror stories about bold thieves going on... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-30
Source: Techzim
Remember that IMC Communications will be Starlink’s sole partner in Zimbabwe. What does IMC bring to the table in this unlikely marriage? – time will tell. Anyway, IMC does not exist, or rather, is nearing conception. Let me explain. For a brief moment, we got access to an undercooked IMC... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-29
Source: Techzim
If you take anything from this article, it’s that Starlink’s presence in Zimbabwe could lead to improved internet services, even if you don’t directly use their products. By partnering with Starlink or OneWeb for backhauling services, local providers like Econet, NetOne, Liquid, Telco, Utande and others can expand their networks... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-29
Source: Techzim
It took a while for Zimbabwe to get on the satellite internet bandwagon (low earth orbit) but the door is ajar now. In the space of a week we got Liquid Intelligent Technologies announcing their partnership with Eutelsat and Starlink getting licensed. We talked about the Starlink deal and there... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-27
Source: Techzim
The day has finally come my dear friends. Starlink has been given the green light to operate in Zimbabwe. We all knew it was going to happen eventually but that confidence was shaken for a bit, I’m not going to lie. President Mnangagwa had this to say, One of the... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-25
Source: Techzim
There is a movie called Rat Race in which some gambling addicts get their fix betting on the craziest things, including instructing the pilot to simulate turbulence so they could see who would throw up first. I believe Zimbabweans are fast getting there. It’s not just Zimbabweans, betting houses have... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-24
Source: Techzim
We recently discussed VCG Markets, and today we have more details about this new broker. In this piece, we will delve into the information and also explain the registration process. Registration requirements For one to register, they will need to provide a colour copy of their national ID, front and... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-23
Source: Techzim
Insurance is considered one of the key pillars of an economy. Econet Insurance recently launched mobile phone insurance which should be a godsend to Zimbabweans who rely on phones for their computing needs. Zimbabweans used to love insurance, but then policies were wiped out by inflation/currency shenanigans and some greedy... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-23
Source: Techzim
The AI fight is getting crazy. OpenAI with their ChatGPT are the clear leader in the generative AI race and are not sitting on their laurels. They saw Google’s annual developer conference coming and decided to steal whatever thunder the Big G would pack with an announcement of their own.... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-17
Source: Techzim
We attended an event where HPE Aruba showcased their Aruba networking solutions. In attendance were all manner of folks from all types of organisations. Those in the networking space already know about HPE Aruba but for those not in the know, they provide networking solutions for businesses. And, yes, it’s owned... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-15
Source: Techzim
Last month, Qualcomm, known mostly for making chips for smartphones, announced a list of 10 African startups that have made it into its Qualcomm Make in Africa incubation program. You can see the list of startups on the Qualcomm website here. Qualcomm says the startups will be getting “business coaching,... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-14
Source: Techzim
The gist of what happened is that the first foreign-based broker to operate in Zim. They offer a new financial product called Contracts for Differences (CFDs). CFDs allow traders to access a wider range of markets and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ) will oversee CFD trading to... Read more
Published on: 2024-05-14
Source: Techzim